Stone Rotary encourages leaders to take up free GP Health Checks

County Councillor Philip Jones hands over several Health Awareness Leaflets to Rotary in Stone's immediate past President, Len Bassett
County Councillor Philip Jones hands over several Health Awareness Leaflets to Rotary in Stone’s immediate past President, Len Bassett

Stone’s County Councillor, Philip Jones, has sought the help of the Town’s Rotarians to encourage residents to take advantage of a free health check. He recently visited one of Stone Rotary’s regular meetings and said that he was concerned that people in the town had not been taking up the health checks.
He went on to say

“Around 2,200 people die from heart disease every year in Staffordshire and the County Council’s Public Health director advises that one in six of those deaths are preventable.”

The checks are provided for everyone aged 40 – 74. The Council meets the cost and everyone has the right to ask for a health check. Stone residents who have received a written invitation to go for a health check from the GP should be encouraged to attend as they will only have this opportunity once every five years.